I'm working on a social networking site which I hope to grow large quickly. We're looking at starting off with 1 dedicated and scaling up as we grow. With the purpose of hosting a social networking website in mind, we're expecting to have a server capable of handling the load, is fast with the SQL connections, can handle the image uploading and resizing through ImageMagik, etc.
In your experience, what should I look for in a server if I'm to expect high traffic and user loads?
Right now I'm looking at a Servint machine. I'm already on their VPS which is nice and I love their support service, which I will probably need considering I don't know a thing about managing servers.
With cpanel: $199 Setup
Any opinions? Thanks